David would have to be right up there on my list of most admired. His story is really so amazing! I think if I had to choose one word that best describes David it would be integrity. When David was on the run from King Saul he had many opportunities to be dishonest, selfish, to take matters into his own hands, but he didn’t. He maintained his integrity. I know David was just a man, and like all men a sinner, but he was a man who walked with God. He is a man to be admired.
Integrity – Purity; genuine, unadulterated, unimpaired state;
I’m studying the life of David right now, and preparing to teach on part of his life to the young people at our church. This verse has always been a theme for our youth ministry, and it’s almost as if Paul is saying to Timothy, be a David!
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12
I plan to share some more lessons I’ve learned from David’s life in upcoming posts, but until then feel free to share your most admired Bible character in the comments, and include a word or two that best describes that character. Thanks!